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Student Writing Competitions

Write to Win!

Writing competitions are a great way to strengthen your research and writing skills...and perhaps even win a cash prize! If you have any questions about the contests below, please contact Katie Rolfes at


The James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Writing Competition-Submission deadline is September 19, 2014.

The Center for Alcohol Policy's Seventh Annual National Essay Contest - Submission deadline is November 17, 2014.

2015 Human Rights Essay Award Competition on the topic Transitional Justice, International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law -Submission deadline is Februrary 1, 2015.

The ABA Student Law Division also maintains a list of writing and essay contests on its website.

Happy writing!